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cartierThe June/July Town & Country features several pages of black and white clothing, jewelry & shoes. Including this bracelet from Cartier was a bit of a stretch for black and white…but it does feature that crisp contrast that always feels cool and fresh, regardless of the temperature. At $286,000, this bauble may not be in your budget, but the swirl of light and dark may be just what you need for your next design. 

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tiffany circles pendant-jpgTiffany’s little blue box has always been a symbol of beautiful design, even before it is opened. The Tiffany 1837 Collection “is proudly inscribed with the year that Tiffany & Co. was founded, this iconic collection gives a nod to the past while expressing a modern sensibility with sleek curves and smooth contours.”

 

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tattooed steelTattooed Steel is a California based company that offers artists the ability to transfer their work steel or titanium jewelry. ‘Tattooed Steel merges precision technology with the creative imagination and talent of the global artist community and offers a variety of handmade stainless steel jewelry made in the USA.’

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Prior to taking the position as Design Director, Francesca Amfitheatrof requested a visit to the Tiffany archives. She discovered that through Tiffany’s 177 year history there was much more than ‘traditional’ design. It was a geometric necklace with clean lines and a square setting that inspired the Tiffany T Collection. “A trained jeweler and silversmith, design director Francesca Amfitheatrof reimagined the letter T as a piece of engineering, which you can see in the mechanisms for cuffs. The T is sculptural and bold and very closely linked to the architecture of New York City,”

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atelier zobel (791x800)German artist, Peter Schmid, finds beauty in even humble materials. “I think of myself as both artist and craftsman. The artist seeks inspiration to unlock the hidden beauty in people, places and materials; the craftsman toils to transform ideas into a finished object. 
“I work with materials that emerge from nature. A flawless diamond is clearly beautiful – but the same beauty can be found in every stone, regardless of its value, once its character is revealed.”

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linda ladurner3Linda Ladurner’s work speaks for itself…bold, focused fascinating. While her internet presence is confined to Pinterest,…what could be better than letting your work tell your story? “I work alone, with silver, gold and gemstones, and only make one of a kind. I make jewellery for the human body, my pieces must be easy to wear, and nice to touch. I want women (or men) to be active, my pieces should accompany them anywhere, it gives my works more life and meaning. Wearability, also durability are aspects in jewellery I very much care about.”

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frey willeAs many of you know, I find a great deal of inspiration from the color palette of Frey Wille and the simple combinations of those colors in his enameled jewelry. Now that the art show has been put to bed, I’m looking for a new direction…and this bangle bracelet from Frey Wille is pointing the way. While his web site is ‘pretty’…head over to Pinterest for a visual feast.

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